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Jeremiah 43

Johanan, discrediting Jeremiah's prophecy, carrieth Jeremiah and others into Egypt.

Jeremiah 43:1 Nowe when Ieremy had ended all the wordes of the Lord his God vnto the people which to declare þe Lorde theyr God had sent hym to them, (euen all thes wordes I saye) Jeremiah 43:2 Azariah the sonne of Osaiah, and Iohanan the sonne of Kareah with all the stubborne personnes, sayde vnto Ieremy: Thou lyest; the Lorde oure God hath not sent the to speake vnto vs, that we shulde not go into Egypte, and dwell there: Jeremiah 43:3 But Baruch the sonne of Neriah prouoketh the agaynst vs, that he myght brynge vs into the captiuyte of the Caldees: þt they might slaye vs, and carye vs awaye presoners vnto Babylon. Jeremiah 43:4 So Iohanan the sonne of Kareah, and all the captaynes of the hooste, and all þe people folowed not the commaundement of the Lorde: Namely, to dwell in the lande of Iuda. Jeremiah 43:5 But Iohanan the sonne of Kareah, and all the captaynes of the hooste, caried awaye all the remnaunt in Iuda, that were come together agayne from all the Heythen (among whom they had bene scatred) to dwell in the lande of Iuda: Jeremiah 43:6 Men, wemen, chyldren, the kynges daughters, all those that Nabuzaradan the chefe captayne had lefte with Godoliah the sonne of Ahikam, the sonne of Saphan. They caryed awaye also the prophete Ieremy, Baruch the sonne of Neriah, Jeremiah 43:7 and so came into Egypte: for they were not obedyent, vnto the commaundement of God. Thus came they to Taphnis.

Jeremiah prophesieth by a type the conquest of Egypt by the Babylonians.

Jeremiah 43:8 And in Taphnis the worde of the Lorde happened vnto Ieremy, saying: Jeremiah 43:9 Take great stones in thyne hande, and hyde them in the bryck wall, vnder þe dore of Pharaos house in Taphnis, that all the men of Iuda maye se, Jeremiah 43:10 and saye vnto them: Thus sayth the Lorde of hoostes the God of Israel. Beholde, I wyll sende and call for Nabuchodonosor the kynge of Babylon my seruaunt, and wyll sett his seate vpon these stones that I haue hyd, and he shall sprede his tente ouer them. Jeremiah 43:11 And when he commeth, he shall smyte the lande of Egypte, some with slaughter, some with presonment, and some with þe swearde. Jeremiah 43:12 He shall set fyre vpon the temples of the Egypcians goddes, and burne them vp, & take them selues presoners. Moreouer, he shall araye him selfe with the lande of Egypte, lyke as a shepherde putteth on hys cote, and shall departe his waye from thence in peace. Jeremiah 43:13 The pylers also of the temple of the Sunne þt is in Egypte: shall he breake in peces, and burne the tempels of the Egypcians goddes.

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